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    Recently, strength and resistance training has been become more popular and en vogue. It has numerous benefits for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including chronic pain, low back pain and osteoarthritis. Importantly, strength training should be done by everyone regardless of their age or gender.

    Common misconceptions of strength training include:

    It makes you bulky. Whilst resistance training does main to maintain and increase muscle mass, becoming bulky and putting on lean muscle takes a lot of effort. This will be affected by diet, genetics and hormones. Strength training can improve and maintain muscle mass without making you bulky.

    It reduces flexibility. In fact, research has actually shown that resistance training is equally beneficial as stretching for improving flexibility. Strength training will take your muscles and joints through your full range of motion.

    You need to use equipment. Whilst some equipment can be beneficial, strength training uses the principles of overload.

    Strength training puts too much pressure through joints. Strength training and improving the strength of surrounding muscles has been shown to actually decrease the pressure going through your joints. This is why strength training is recommended in the management of arthritis. Not only does strength training improve your muscle mass, it also makes bones and joints stronger.

    Our team at ME Physio have a range of strengthening and resistance programs.


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    Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

Our team covered the latest treatments for back pain, financial well-being and finished off the day with salsa dancing. 

Many thanks to our guests including James Schomburgk from @the2ndvisitphysio , Financial Planners Tony Vikram & Cameron Bishop and the @salsafoundation At ME Physio, our focus is on helping you get stronger so that you can keep doing the things you love.

For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone. Shoulder impingement can be incredibly frustrating and painful. 

Tony has been working closely with our physiotherapists Vernon and Dilen to get on top of his shoulder pain. His treatment plan has included hands-on physiotherapy and individualised exercises in our hydrotherapy and strength programs.

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